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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez’s Pre-Match Trash Talk Is Our Favourite Thing All Week

Messi

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez faced off as Argentina beat Uruguay last night, and they engaged in some hilarious trash talk pre-match. The Barcelona team-mates have enjoyed an incredible partnership since Suarez signed from the Catalan giants from Liverpool, but they were eager to rip each other to shreds. With this being Messi’s first game back in the national team …

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International Rugby: World’s Best Try Scorers XV

We all love to see lots of tries in a game of rugby, but who are the most prolific try scorers in the history of international rugby? We put together a team made up of the highest try scorers in each position. 1) Martin Scelzo (12 tries) Argentina’s Scelzo scored twelve tries throughout his career and was a part of …

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International Rugby: The ‘Seeing Red’ XV

No player will want to be a part of this team because we’ve put together a side of individuals who have received at least one of the 147 red cards handed out in the history of Test rugby. This writer has put together a team featuring some of the most unusual, intriguing or just unpleasant stories from rugby’s elaborate history …

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International Rugby: All-Time Oldest Test Team

Australian Wallabies v England

Previously, we looked at the oldest club team. Now our attentions turn to the players who were into their late 30s and early 40s as they made their final appearances for their country.  The team is an interesting mix of some of the biggest names in rugby history combined with tier 2 and tier 3 representatives. Whilst most fans will …

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Opinion: The Rugby World Cup That Never Was

2007 RWC Final - England v South Africa

Back in 2002, the RFU’s CEO Francis Baron launched an ambitious plan to radically alter the make-up of the sport’s showpiece event, the Rugby World Cup. Yet instead of voting for change, the member nations of the IRB showed themselves to be staunchly conservative. But what might have been had the 2007 edition of the tournament been held in England …

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Opinion: The Great Rugby Struggle Of Birmingham

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 31: The Aviva Premiership Trophy is displayed before the Aviva Premiership Final between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Twickenham Stadium on May 31, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Birmingham, England’s second city, is constantly growing and improving, and home to a world class test cricket ground and three top football clubs. However the city’s biggest rugby side Moseley are bottom of the Championship table and were relegated today. Back in the halcyon days of amateur rugby, Moseley was one of Britain’s great clubs. The club acquired freehold rights to its old …

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Opinion: The RFU Need To Host More England Fixtures Outside Of Twickenham

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Chris Robshaw of England walks down the tunnel after the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A match between England and Uruguay at Manchester City Stadium on October 10, 2015 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

So many fans find it a struggle to get to Twickenham to watch their national side play Test and international matches, particularly with the rise and rise in the cost of train tickets each year. Every season England international rugby fixtures are held at Twickenham in greater London at the RFU’s dedicated 82,000-seater stadium. However, for many fans from the rest …

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How To Get Georgia Onto International Rugby’s Top Table

Tonga v Georgia - Group C: Rugby World Cup 2015

Georgia’s continued success in the European Nations Cup and their wonderfully entertaining exploits at the 2015 World Cup have won fans all over the globe, but they will always struggle to take their team to the next level without meaningful games against tier one opposition. Although the idea of relegation and promotion between the Six Nations and the European Nations …

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Leeds Striker Gets Banned For ‘Doing A Luis Suárez’ On Opponent

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - SEPTEMBER 20: Souleymane Doukara of Leeds United during Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Huddersfield Town at Elland Road Stadium on September 20, 2014 in Leeds, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ryan Browne/Getty Images)

Leeds United forward Souleymane Doukara has been charged with violent conduct and suspended for eight games for biting an opponent. The incident occurred on February 23rd, when Doukara is alleged to have bitten Fulham defender Fernando Amorebieta in his side’s 1-1 draw with the Cottagers at Elland Road. BREAKING NEWS: Leeds striker Souleymane Doukara banned for eight matches after being found …

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Brazil’s Shock Win Over The USA Highlights Potential

HIGH WYCOMBE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 23: John Mitchell, the Sale Sharks director of rugby, looks on during the Aviva Premiership match between London Wasps and Sale Sharks at Adams Park on December 23, 2012 in High Wycombe, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Last weekend the US Eagles lost their first match of the newly-created Americas Championship, going down 24-23 to Brazil at the Arena Barueri in São Paulo. Previously, the USA, who are now led by former All Blacks coach John Mitchell, had drawn 35-35 with an Argentinian XV – made up of mostly second or third string players – and beaten …

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The 7 Best Moments From Pool A Of Rugby World Cup 2015

A look at the best moments from Pool A. When the World Cup was drawn back in November 2012, everybody knew that the pool containing England, Australia, Fiji, Wales and Uruguay was set to light up the tournament and it didnt disappoint. A pool dotted with Fijian flair, breakdown excellence and an early exit for England, it truly has been a World …

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England Being Investigated Over Alleged Match-Day Protocol Breach

In what has been a terrible week for England, becoming the first sole host nation to be ousted from their own World Cup at the pool stage, things have just gotten that bit worse, with a World Rugby investigation now rubbing salt in the wound.  England are being investigated for an alleged breach of ‘match-day communications protocol’ during their latest pool defeat …

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This Weekend’s Rugby World Cup Dream XV

After an outstanding opening weekend of the 2015 Rugby World Cup, it’s time to pick the best fifteen from the eight matches played so far. Realistically, every single member of the Japanese squad deserves to be in the Dream XV after their heroics against South Africa. As a result, we’ve decided not to include any of them in our selections. Quite …

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Forget the Euros – South America Only Has Eyes For 2018

While European teams are still battling to take part in next year’s tournament in France, South American teams are already looking ahead to the next World Cup in 2018. Beginning on October 5th the 10 member countries of CONMEBOL will begin the long gruelling series of qualifiers- or, as they more negatively call them, eliminators- which will last until October …

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Luis Suarez – Punishment Should Fit The Crime

So Luis Suarez, nearly a month has passed since his hat trick of bites, and he has been rightly punished. Or so they say.. This writer agrees that, as a professional footballer, missing games is not something he would ever choose to do but, apart from that, where is the punishment? Luis Suarez paid a fine of 200,000 Swiss francs, (approximately €165,000), whilst he …

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